Friday, 21 July 2017

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  • ROAD SAFETY - Have you played your rule as a consumer?
    Let’s start with a question – do you find your car headrests to be comfortable? Contrary to popular belief, headrests were never designed for resting our heads while driving. The term “headrest” is actually short for “head restraint”, which is designed to protect the driver from whiplash, a damaging consequence of rear collisions that cause injury to the neck and spine during impact. The first recorded automobile fatality took place in 1869. Unfortunately, advances in vehicle safety took almost half a century to come to fruition through the introduction of hydraulic brake systems in 1922. Vehicle testing was introduced by General Motors in 1934, leading to more advances in vehicle safety, including the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations in 1958. It was only until the 1960s where seatbelts became mandatory, and head restraints for front seats became an optional accessory. It took more than a century after…
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